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Volume 1 -Issue VII –  April 2013

Global Free Webinar in Best Practices

Experts from University College London share findings and best practices. A complimentary webinar event hosted by Times Higher Education (@timeshighered) and sponsored by Echo360 (@Echo360).Thursday, 25 April at 4 pm BST
Register Today! Always on the forefront of education and research, University College Londonboasts one of the world’s most sophisticated e-learning strategies and learning environments. With a mission to deliver the “voices and ideas of UCL experts” to a global audience, the team bringing that goal to fruition is uncovering the benefits of e-learning. By utilising blended learning technologies, the UCL E-Learning Environments team realises the potential to deliver an active learning experience to instructors and students alike.Join this global webinar event to learn from three UCL experts who will share:

  • How to change content delivery into interaction by flipping the classroom
  • How to leverage technologies to increase student engagement and collaboration
  • How lecture recordings and videos support the teaching and learning process before, during and after class
  • How to determine if MOOCs are a critical part of distance learning
  • How to incorporate feedback from academics and students into the active learning strategy
Interact with the presenters before, during and after the event through Twitter #activelearning
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Reacting to the Past—History and STEM Games Highlight of Upcoming Institute

The Thirteenth Annual Faculty Institute at Barnard College, which will be held June 6-9, 2013. This year’s program features an exciting lineup of games covering American History, World Civilizations, and STEM Education/History of Science.  The Institute will also highlight new chapter-length games for both STEM and Humanities curricula. In addition, we recently posted new information pertaining to the Institute’s concurrent sessions. Interested faculty and administrators are encouraged to register as soon as possible; the priority registration deadline is April 30, 2013. Please click here to register now.


Sonic Foundry—Free Webinar in Flipping Your Classroom

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

It’s easy to picture a traditional classroom – a lecturing professor with rows of students watching, listening and taking notes.

But that age-old model is turning a cartwheel in some of the best classrooms in academia. And chances are someone in your department is already flipping their classroom.

Professor Ralph Welsh of Clemson University started experimenting with this technology-driven pedagogy three years ago, redesigning and refining his courses over time and putting the onus on the student to come to class already having watched the lectures and ready to engage in conversation.

During that time he’s met and overcome challenges and reset his teaching style to rave reviews from students. Join Ralph as he presents a how-to guide for introducing flipped instruction, and shares lessons learned along the way including:

  • How to overcome the biggest challenges of the flipped classroom, including managing student expectations
  • How to evolve a curriculum by taking in feedback, evaluating it and re-introducing new methods into the classroom
  • Tips on how to educate your colleagues on your new workload and get your department on board with what you’re doing


Professor Ralph Welsh joined the faculty of Clemson University in 2002. Professor Welsh has served as an academic lecturer teaching a variety of knowledge and skill based courses across the curriculum. His academic preparation includes undergraduate education in “Health Science: Exercise Physiology” from a School of Allied Health and graduate level education in “Exercise Science” and “Health Promotion, Education & Behavior” from a School of Public Health. This broadly focused educational background along with his broad range of real world experiences provides him with a multidisciplinary perspective that enhances the skill based education he provides to students seeking academic preparation in the areas of Public Health Science and Health Care Delivery. During Prof. Welsh’s 20 plus years of teaching in higher education he has worked with a variety of populations in diverse community settings. Prior to joining the Clemson faculty, he taught at Anderson College, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Sean Brown, VP of Education, Sonic Foundry